The government will adopt measures to fight the pandemic totaling €800m, says Economy Minister Richard Sulík (SaS). This is a relatively low sum compared to similar countries, he adds. Specific measures will be presented in coming days as the new coalition is still finalizing its plans.
Sulík wants to re-introduce the flat tax, a single income tax rate for businesses and individuals. He will not insist on the adoption of the payroll levy bonus. He wants to stop subsidies for mining low-quality coal immediately, not in 2023 as planned by the previous government. He wants to limit investment incentives, especially in Western Slovakia. Travel vouchers will be made voluntary, but will still be exempt from tax. He will push for a speedy completion of the Mochovce nuclear power plant. He is in favor of the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Jaslovské Bohunice, but without any state support. He will initiate the dismissal of Ľubomír Jahnátek, head of the utilities’ regulator ÚRSO.